Ozzy Osbourne Biopic Won't Be Another 'Hallmark' Rock Movie, Sharon Says


The upcoming biopic about Ozzy Osbourne will not depict a kid-friendly version of The Prince of Darkness.

Ozzy has had a lot of dark times in his life, and the film about his life isn't going to ignore them, Sharon Osbourne tells Rolling Stone.

"Our film will be a lot more real," she said, offering Queen's Freddie Mercury biopic as an example. "We don't want it to be squeaky, shiny clean and all of that. We're not making it for kids. It's an adult movie for adults."

Not to take anything away from Bohemian Rhapsody, Sharon notes that the Queen film ultimately was "for a younger generation."

"It was, 'Those songs will live forever,' and it turned a whole generation onto Queen's music that had never heard before," she said. "So with that it was phenomenal. But I don't think it was a great movie. They changed the timing [of the story] and everything in it. That's why it was, like, made 'nice' and that's what made it a Hallmark movie."

The Ozzy biopic was first announced two years ago. At the time it was said to be built around Ozzy and Sharon's relationship, taking place between 1979 and 1996, likely covering the launch of his solo career to his first attempt at retirement.

Ozzy and Sharon's son Jack Osbourne's company is producing the film, which is in "active development."

"I hope it will be a story that everybody can related to," Sharon said. "You don't have to be a fan of the music, because it's a story about a survivor. No matter what life throws at you, you pick yourself up and you start again. It's just an amazing story of overcoming everything that's thrown at you in your life."

The film has Ozzy's blessing, too, though he hasn't indicated that he wants an active role in its production.

If you can't wait for more Osbournes content, the family has been busy in 2020.

Ozzy, Sharon and Jack co-star in a new Travel Channel series, The Osbournes Want to Believe, which premiered August 2.

A&E's highly-anticipated Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne documentary is due out September 7.

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